General English forms the basis of all summer school course options. It is a stand alone programme or you can combine with any of the following activities: Arts & Crafts, Tennis Coaching, Go Karting or Film Making. If you combine with one of the additional activities listed above, you will take part in that activity on four afternoons each week.
Morning – English lessons. Students will be divided into ability groups and this will be based on the individual’s language level. The course will cover the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. They will learn presentation skills, research projects and give oral presentations. There will be an English test every 2 weeks.
Afternoon – The afternoon sessions will be team building exercises either in the main hall or outside. They are intended to be fun, but will also have educational value; developing the student’s confidence and fluency, in varied learning environments.
This programme is aimed at students who wish to meet others of a similar age and prepare their English for use in future academic environments. The course is fun, using themed English lessons in class and then having the chance to use their conversational English on the two full day trips.
Students also have the opportunity to sit the Trinity College London SELT English exams. These English exams are approved for use when making visa applications or applying to UK institutions for further studies. Various levels of English tests are available and we will advise on the best route for each student during their stay. However, if students wish to fit this external English test there will be an additional fee.
Our Summer school helpers are on duty every day so you will be able to get plenty of conversation practice. The course also includes two full day trips to another nearby town/city and transport will either be by coach or national rail. The boarding house accommodation is fully supervised and all meals are provided in the college; the menus are varied and always include a healthy option. In conclusion this course is ideal for motivated students who are preparing for GCSEs, A-levels or equivalent academic programmes, either in the UK or elsewhere but also wish to taste life in Britain.
“Amazing teachers who are very interesting and friendly and know how to make you excited.”
• Full board (3 daily meals) and lodging in college accommodation in a single or twin room* • Indoor and outdoor sport activities • Evening entertainment • Full day excursion every Saturday • 24 hour supervision • Coursework and stationery materials are provided • The weekly fees are based on Sunday arrivals and Sunday departures
*Students who do not require accommodation and will be staying with a guardian or family in Northampton should contact the college directly for a day fee